Become a Clinical Educator
If you are an audiologist or speech-language pathologist with a minimum of one year of work experience and would like to become involved in clinical education, we would like to hear from you! In addition to work experience, clinical educators are required to hold a minimum of a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology and be eligible for certification with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC).
Clinical educators as well as students benefit from the experience. Below are 10 good reasons to supervise a student:
- You will experience personal satisfaction in watching students grow as professionals
- You will be educating and meeting your future colleagues and will become infused with their enthusiasm
- You will gain new perspectives on clinical practice and develop skills in adult education
- You may learn about new technologies and trends in clinical practice
- You may be able to alter or expand services for clients, families, and caregivers
- You may find it refreshing to have a new person on-site
- You may be able to recruit new staff
- You can access university resources
- You will earn continuing education credits for SAC or your provincial regulatory body
- You may feel that it is your responsibility to educate the next generation of professionals
If you would like more information about supervising a speech-language pathology or audiology student, please contact one of the clinical coordinators at the School of Human Communication Disorders. Thank you for your interest in clinical education.
Clinician Apprecation 2018